SQUID GIRL (Spyke X Reader)More Like This
Living in Inkopolis was very rarely boring. You had your charismatic shop-owners, tons of people to hang out with, and tons of fun in ink fights. Everyone wore fresh and cool clothes, their brightly colored “hair” shining in the sun. Music seemed to pump from the very walls themselves, and people were generally happy most of the time.
And yet you had a lingering sadness in you. The latest trend was seen all around you, and you couldn’t join in on the fun. The cute white dresses and hats flickered in and out of your vision, and all you could think was “I want it! I want it! I want it!”
SQUID GIRL outfits.
But they never were on the market, never for sale at stores. Yet every girl seemed to own one. Where did they get them? You wanted to ask one of the many wearing them, but you were too shy. You trudged through the Inkopolis Plaza, eyes on the ground, heading to the lobby with a short beanie on your head, a part-time pirate shirt on your body, and bl
The Equation: 07 (Gary/Reader/Jimmy)Chapter 07: ChillMore Like This
Episode 02: Alice In Blunderland
When you entered the dorm you were immediately greeted by six portraits of what you guessed were the founders of Bullworth Academy. Beside them was a long list, as well as a younger student, presumably a freshman, holding an armful of pamphlets.
Upon seeing you she smiled. As you approached her she straightened and cleared her throat. "Welcome to the girls' dorm, fellow female student!"
You rose a brow, but said nothing about her awkward introduction.
"My name is Gloria; I'm the elected freshman student representative of our dorm's five representatives."(1) She paused and smoothed a stray curl behind her ear before continuing, "Beside me you'll see several of Bullworth's most generous donators, most of them fathers of students currently attending our school!"
"Oh, really?" You said, attempting to appear interested as you glanced over the photos blandly. That is, until you saw the familiar face of your father and another man you recogni
The Equation: 06 (Gary/Reader/Jimmy)Chapter 06: CoincidenceMore Like This
Episode 02: Alice In Blunderland
The sun had set after your eventful conversation with Gary, so he offered to walk you to your dorm. Of course, you hastily accepted, eager to solidify the foundation of your friendship since you'd rather spend tomorrow's lunch with company rather than in a bathroom stall.
When you arrived at the girl's dorm Gary gave you an assuring nod before reminding you to meet him at the fountain for breakfast. You grinned and replied in affirmation before departing with an almost childish wave as he turned to take his leave.
You hobbled up the concrete stairs as best as you could, but being inexperienced with crutches, you stumbled a few times. Luckily, just as you reached the top, someone was exiting the dorm and was kind enough to hold the door open for you.
"Thank you." You said, inching forward to enter the building when the girl suddenly grabbed your arm. You almost fell over, but she easily steadied you.
"Oh jeez, I'm so sorry." She s
The Equation: 05 (Gary/Reader/Jimmy)Chapter 05: The RopesMore Like This
Episode 01: With Friends Like These...
Nurse McRae gave you an estimate of three weeks for your ankle to stop hurting and a requirement of a month of crutches for it to heal properly. You told her you would comply, and you most likely would unless something happened that forced you to exercise it. But, whatever the case would be, you would have to check in every morning--until your ankle stopped hurting--for your daily fix of pain relievers.
But that suit you just fine. You would have to get up for breakfast and classes anyway, so what was the difference in adding another item to check off of your daily to-do list?
"Hey," Gary grinned as you held the door open for you, "since we both have to get our meds in the morning, why don't we meet at the fountain for breakfast?"
You looked at him, a smile on your lips. "That would be nice, but I really don't know where the fountain is, or where anything is, really."
Gary chuckled, "Oh yeah, I forgot that you're new." He pat
The Equation: 03 (Gary/Reader/Jimmy)Chapter 03: DoorsMore Like This
Episode 01: With Friends Like These...
Despite your very vocal protests, Jimmy ended up carrying you all the way to the nurse's office on his back. If it wasn't for all of the staring you received, you would have quickly gotten over your embarrassment and enjoyed the ride. But, since you were the new girl and since Jimmy was a rather popular guy, everyone you came across either chuckled or sneered.
It wasn't that you weren't used to such reactions--you were always the oddball in your old school and were often affronted with these kinds of looks--, but today had been a particularly rough day.
From getting into a car accident, to nearly snapping a very important asset in two, to witnessing a lost lovers' quarrel, it goes without saying that you could have done without the whispering and pointing in your direction.
Thankfully, you reached the place before you ended up cursing at someone. Jimmy set you down, careful not to let your injured leg touch the concrete and infli
The Equation: 02 (Gary/Reader/Jimmy)Chapter 02: O.K.More Like This
Episode 01: With Friends Like These
During your ride to Bullworth, you learned several things about your new acquaintance. Most importantly, his name was Jimmy Hopkins and he had apparently been through your same situation--minus the twisted ankle. He was new here, just over a year ago. "Fresh meat" as he put it.
And the description fit, seeing as how the students at the academy held a likeness to animals. As Jimmy explained, they feasted on the weak; chewed them up, spit them out and then chewed them up again just for the hell of it. At the time he arrived, there was only one trustworthy person in the whole damn place, but Jimmy was too blind to see it. And, because of that blindness, he became a five-course meal to a "crazy jackass", to be spit and chewed until Jimmy finally wised up and fought back.
Now, usually you would have inquired more about his story; it was interesting enough and seemed like a worthwhile listen, but the pain in your ankle outweighed your curi
(Jimmy/Reader/Gary) The Equation, Chapter 1Chapter 1: ClichesMore Like This
Episode 1: With Friends Like These...
Your father is talking while he drives, but you're not listening to him, choosing to look out the front passenger window, instead.
The scenery of Bullworth, your new home for the next year, passes by, and it captures your attention far easier than the man beside you. It's an old town from what you can tell; bricked buildings, plazas filled with small shops and short stairways make up most of the area's space. Stuffy people line the streets, majority appearing unhappy or, at the very least, bored. You share both feelings.
"Do you hear me?" your father says, reaching from the steering wheel of his new foreign car to touch your shoulder. His black suit sleeve inches up his arm with the movement, his expensive watch becoming exposed and shining in your eyes. "How have you been feeling?"
He doesn't care; you can see it on his face and the way his "sympathy" doesn't make it to his eyes. B